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The Importance of ‘Last-Mile’ Business Reporting Tools

November 13, 2018

By Adrian Travis Last mile business reporting tools are the reports we use to manage business performance at the front lines. Reporting typically fails to go the ‘last mile’ because it resides in dozens of different systems, requires manual creation and editing, or just isn’t disseminated to the right people. This results in the department… read more →




“Where Is My Octane ?” – Recognizing Benefits in Blending Optimization Refinery Projects

October 30, 2018

By Anas Dabbakh Refineries are a crucial step between raw crude oil and getting the gasoline into your car. There are several chemicals that have to be blended together at the refinery, such as octane, RVP, V/L, T50, etc. in order to create gasoline. It is important to understand that oil and gas quality giveaway reduction… read more →




The Multiple Pieces of Operating Room Turnaround Time and the Hidden Elements of Waste Between Them

October 18, 2018

By Allison Newman Most hospitals define turnaround time as previous patient ‘wheels out’ to the next patient ‘wheels in’ – where ‘wheels out’ and ‘wheels in’ are the exact times that a patient bed rolls out of or into an operating room (OR). This is a key metric in determining OR efficiency, as long turnarounds… read more →




Tips on Working Abroad

October 16, 2018

By Adrian Travis In management consulting, there’s no deeper end of the pool than an international consulting assignment.  At Trindent, we call this a complex business challenge, because of the various cultural nuances, language barrier, not to mention jet-lag and isolation it causes staff while on assignment.  However, for the right person, and the right… read more →




Data Analytics – Why Culture Matters

October 5, 2018

By Peter Keogh, Principal   Most of the technology being implemented today is designed to provide data. Of course, data itself does nothing. In most industries, people do just about everything. As such, data is meaningful only when people effectively apply it. ___________________________________ Data itself does nothing. People do just about everything. As such, data… read more →




Building an Effective Team

September 28, 2018

Building a team is more than just delegating tasks, allocating resources, and managing deadlines. To effectively and efficiently achieve organizational goals, the team leader should continuously investigate and improve the seven areas mentioned below. By answering the key questions listed in these areas, a leader will have a better understanding of the current situations, limitations,… read more →




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